Christian dating a non christian
A BRIEF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY My hope is that this article will be of some use to people in such a situation, but of more use to the Christian who, long before the temptation arises, needs to make a stronger resolve not to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.
And just to be clear: getting romantically involved is likely to happen if you spend a great deal of time with someone of the opposite sex one-on-one.
Above all, such counsel will involve a careful examination of motivation and a re-examination of the trustworthiness and goodness of God who doesn’t call us to compromise in our devotion to him, but to trust him.
Rather, I shall offer a brief biblical theology of dating unbelievers.
If you don’t want to get romantically involved with someone, don’t spend hours one-on-one.
If you’re having good gospel opportunities with someone of the opposite sex, introduce them to some godly Christians of their sex.
The Bible also says, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’” (1 Corinthians ).
" Answer: For a Christian, dating a non-Christian is unwise, and marrying one is not an option.
Instead of working together to pull the load, they would be working against each other.
While this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it definitely has implications for marriage.
Paul goes on to remind believers that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who inhabits their hearts at salvation (2 Corinthians -17).
Because of that, they are to be separate from the world—in the world, but not of the world—and nowhere is that more important than in life’s most intimate relationship—marriage.
We are called to evangelize the lost, not be intimate with them.